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Extraordinary Kitchens by Sotheby’s International Realty

hqdefaultLifestyle Video Series showcasing unique properties and lifestyles from around the world. The different lifestyles the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand covers in this video series are inspired by Gardens, Pools, Equestrian Living, Oceanfront Living, Kitchens, Ski Properties, and Wine Cellars. Take an inspiring tour through some of the finest properties represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in the world’s most distinct locations.

Where do you winter?

Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty & United States Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce their partnership – connecting their finest clientele with their most prestigious properties in the USVI’s and Rhode Island.


Where do you vacation?  Quench your wanderlust and jet-set to St. Thomas where the warm Caribbean air and sweeping panoramic ocean views await.   Sotheby’s International Realty USVI is there to assist with the same white glove service only a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate can offer.   A variety of accommodations can be found nestled among the hills or scattered along St. Thomas’ captivating coast.

Villa Bellevue4With easy airlift out Providence or Boston, your own island paradise is just a few hours away.  Travel to and from St. Thomas is simple, with no passports required – The United States Virgin Islands offers all the same comforts found in the U.S.

If you are looking at St. Thomas as your primary residence, for work or starting a business – it’s simple!  There are no work permits required in a U.S. Territory.  There may also be tax benefits of relocating your business to the islands.  St. Thomas has excellent schools, wonderful restaurants, and easy day to day amenities similar to most mid-size cities.  A great place to call your new home!

Siren’s Song

Siren’s Song is located in the prestigious Preserve of Botany Bay on the gorgeous and peaceful west end of St Thomas.  The villa is situated on 2.5+ acres of waterfront land with over 700 feet of shoreline. A short stroll to the Mermaid’s Chair beach brings you to the point where the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea meet to offer unparalleled vistas, incredible reefs and beach combing.

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Siren’s Song offers every amenity a vacation home or family residence could offer, with eight bedrooms plus six and a half baths. Beautiful patios and decks off the upper level bedrooms offer privacy, solitude and incredible views!

Offered at $2,495,000  –  Web ID: 39B3C8 

Villa Bellevue

Beyond the gated entry and stately tree lined drive lays a one of a kind property defining tropical elegance.  Set on nearly 5 acres of beautifully manicured grounds, this villa’s classic interiors are surpassed only by the expansive resort-style entertainment and outdoor living space. This beautifully designed property encompasses the Great House, a private 4 bedroom/4 bath Guest House, and secluded Caretakers residence.

Villa Bellevue

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From the beautiful tennis facility to the pool and hot tub overlooking the glistening Caribbean Sea… Villa Bellevue offers every amenity for your elegant and relaxed island lifestyle. Perfectly set in St. Thomas’ exclusive and serene Bellevue neighborhood….the ideal knoll top setting captures the exquisite beauty of Charlotte Amalie Harbor and beyond.

Price Upon Request – Web ID: 9V8BKC 

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Sotheby’s International Realty Significant Sales

Significant Sales | Volume I – Issue IX


From an elegant mansion in California, to a glamorous waterfront home in Florida, this issue of Significant Sales also showcases homes from throughout the United States, Australia, Belgium, Dubai and the Bahamas.

01-today$34,500,000 USD | California, USA | Today Sotheby’s International Realty

This magnificent mansion built in 1939 has been completely renovated to meticulous standards. Situated on three level acres in Atherton’s most prestigious community, the estate welcomes one with unparalleled privacy and elegance. State of the art systems provide all the convenience and comfort of modernity while the original 1939 design features retain a dignified aristocratic ambience not found in contemporary architecture. A lovely pool house, ample garages for the auto collector, and majestic trees adorn the expansive grounds and gardens surrounding the home. A quiet, regal retreat in the heart of the dynamism of Silicon Valley.

04-kuper$21,835,728 USD | Texas, USA | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

Located along the eastern edge of the bio-diverse Trans Pecos eco region, the Comanche Trail Ranch has stunning views of the Madera Mountains. The Chihuahuan Desert, the largest desert in North America, features grasslands that provide excellent habitat for wildlife and bird species. Tremendous infrastructure includes a home, hunting lodge, foreman’s home, maintained road system and fencing, while working pens, barns and sheds round out the headquarters for an excellent working cattle ranch. Large water tanks are strategically located throughout, with an extensive water system to troughs for both wildlife and livestock needs.

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06-southampton$13,000,000 USD | New York, USA | Sotheby’s International Realty – Southampton Brokerage

This home features grand foyer with cathedral ceilings, living room with fireplace, floor to ceiling glass doors opening to the blue stone patio beyond, oversized kitchen/family room, formal dining and paneled library. There are a total of eight bedrooms including a ground floor Jr. master suite and a second floor master suite with sitting room, fireplace and private terrace, finished basement with media room, wine cellar & gym.

Noteworthy Sales from Around the World

damianos$35,000,000 USD | Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Located in the exclusive community of Lyford Cay this spectacular family home is on a fabulous beach in the most private and secure of settings.  Los Pastores has a total of 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, five dressing rooms, dining room, games Room, TV Room, study/library, family kitchen and commercial kitchen, a large wood paneled Plantation drawing Room and elevator all on nearly three acres of private tropical landscaped grounds. Complete with spacious verandas and a beachfront Tiki bar with sundeck overlooking the sea and the overflow swimming pool, experience spectacular sunsets, morning swims or a jog on the beach all at your fingertips in a beautiful setting. Amenities include a gym, grass tennis court, staff accommodation, three-car garage and stand-by generator.

gulfAED 25,250,000 | Dubai, UAE | Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty

This residence features a 1,500-square-foot terrace that encompasses the entire apartment, which is the only one of its kind in the building. Located off the spacious living room, you step out and are instantly struck by the grandeur of the world’s largest tower, the Burj Khalifa. Directly below is the Dubai Fountain, which comes alive nightly with the dancing water shows. It’s also adjacent to the world’s largest mall, The Dubai Mall. Walk the length of the terrace and you are also greeted by unparalleled ocean views.

Discover more in Significant Sales | Volume I – Issue IX

Historic house, once home of 19th-century Newport mayor, sells for $2,847,500

Historic house, once home of 19th-century Newport mayor, sells for $2,847,500

NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND – Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the sale of “Swinburne”, an in-town home located at 115 Pelham Street in Newport’s Historic Hill neighborhood.  The property sold today for $2,847,500.Swinburne

“Swinburne” is sited on a half-acre lot with a 4,653 square foot main house and also offers guest quarters above a two car garage and an in-ground pool. The Greek Revival house was built in 1860 and sits across from Touro Park. It was the one time home of William Swinburne, a nineteenth century Mayor of Newport.

The listings agents were Jay Serzan and Jose Aguon and the cooperating agent was Christina West, also with Gustave White Sotheby’s.

The house was originally priced at $2,995,000. 34-pelham115-6-16-53 pelham115-6-16-7

MAD Architects Has Set Its Sights on the U.S.

The edgy buildings of MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, are energizing cityscapes from California to his native China



George Lucas, who plans to spend more than $700 million on a namesake museum of narrative art, could have chosen any architect he wanted. In the end the Star Wars creator picked the 40-year-old, Beijing-born talent Ma Yansong, whose buildings might look at home in a galaxy far, far away. In 2014 Ma and his firm, MAD Architects, unveiled designs for a tent-shaped structure to be built on Chicago’s waterfront. Litigation over the property’s land use ensued, and Lucas decided in June of this year to leave Illinois for California. That meant going back to the drawing board. But the filmmaker didn’t abandon Ma, who is now working on proposals for two possible locations.

After a period when Western firms such as OMA and Herzog & de Meuron were busy constructing landmarks in China, a select few Chinese architects are now building in the West. Ma has been the most buzzed-about since he surfaced with a pair of slinky towers near Toronto in 2012. This year he broke ground on his first project in the U.S. (a condo complex in Beverly Hills) as well as in Italy and France. Meanwhile, he continues to work in China, where one of his most daring commissions is under way. Called Fake Hills, it is a huge apartment community designed to resemble a mountain range, part of Ma’s effort to bring ersatz landscapes into urban environments. He sees himself as an interpreter of Chinese sensibilities, specifically the penchant for combining the natural and the artificial into “one continuous experience.”


Ma is full of contradictions. After studying at Yale, he landed a job with the late Iraqi-born superstar Zaha Hadid. His swirly opera house in Harbin, China, completed last year, reveals her influence, though Ma says his style has evolved. “When you look at her work,” he says, “the lines are very clean, the shape very perfect. My architecture is more random. Sometimes I sketch and then scan my sketch directly, to make the curves more freehand. I don’t want to make perfect industrial curves.”

Lucas remains enthusiastic. As Ma says of his client, “People think of him as a businessman, but he’s very emotional. He trusts his first reactions—and he trusts me.” It’s too early to say what the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will look like in its California incarnation. But, Ma promises, “it’s going to be quite an experiment.”

Fake Hills, a sinuous apartment complex now under construction in the coastal city of Beihai, China. The firm’s projects are surveyed in the new monograph MAD Works (Phaidon).


Photos: Xia Zhi/Courtesy of MAD Architects & Emilio Naranjo/EPA/Redux

Posted September 12, 2016
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A Day In The Life Of…

As one of Gustave White’s top selling agents, Michelle Drum has created a niche for herself within the Newport real estate market.  Though her work takes her throughout Rhode Island, Michelle has become an expert in selling historic homes in Newport.  She is a fashionista, historian and lover of all things eccentric, eclectic and unique, but above all, she lives the work she breathes.  Located in the heart of the historic district you can find the Drum’s home.

Michelle and her husband, along with their greyhound, Athena, live in an 18th-century schoolhouse on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Georgian style “Trinity School House” was erected in 1798 and then converted into the Shiloh Baptist Church in 1860.  The Drums have lovingly restored the property and created a stunning jewel box of a home.  Their current guest bedrooms have been transformed from former school rooms and the former choir loft is now a splendid master bedroom suite.  The Drum’s always welcome former parishioners into their home, happy to hear them sing their praises.

What is it like to live in a church/school house?  Following along with “A Social Life” as the Mele’s – Nick, Molly and little Johnnie highlight Michelle’s beautiful home.

Photo by Nick Mele


Legacy Properties Instagram Takeover

Greetings from Vacation Land!  Our affiliate friends in Portland, Maine at Legacy Properties are taking over our Instagram Account today.  Ready?!1-sea-street  A Midcoast Harbor family compound like no other. Located at 1 Sea Street in Rockport, Maine, this magnificent #oceanfront #home offers private #harbor frontage, #dock & easy access to #Penobscot Bay’s cruising paradise.  Offered at: $7,500,000 | MLS 1265508   #rockportme #maine #legacyssir #sothebysrealty #waterfront #familycompound #boatersparadise


Take a dip or sit by the #pool and watch the #boats go by.  This private, shingle-style home located at 1 Norumbega Drive in #Camden, Maine sits on 1.4 acres of land with 140’ of #waterfront.  Offered at: $3,200,000 | MLS 1282962 #maine #legacysir #sothebys #stonepatio #waterview


This seaside splendor located at 23 Aldis Lane in York, Maine is sited at the edge of the #Atlantic taking full advantage of 270° ocean #views! With decks, screened porches & thoughtful window placement, you can savor the #ocean vistas from almost everywhere! Offered at: $3,390,000 | MLS 1276362 #maine #legacysir #sothebys #rockycoast #mainerealestate


This exquisite #Maine estate was masterfully constructed with the finest materials including custom German hardwood #cabinetry, honed #marble countertops, walnut butcher block, & Fisher Paykel appliances! This home located at 350 Pemasong Lane in Yarmouth, Maine was gracefully designed and sited to enjoy the natural beauty of the lot and bordering 23 acres of conservation land. Offered at $3,885,000 | MLS 1220931 #legacysir #sothebysrealty #kitchen #luxuryliving #idealforentertaining


ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Instagram Takeover

Greetings from sunny Miami!  Wednesday September 21st, 2016  ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is took over our Instagram to showcase some of their most luxurious properties in South Florida. Are you ready?

10001 Fairchild Way Rd, Coral Gables


10001 Fairchild Way Rd., is a first-class, resort-style property. One of its most impressive features is the home theater, and wine display with a capacity for 256 bottles. It’s your own private paradise. Listing price: $ 6,750,000. Listed by @BenMossGroup #InstaTakeover #ONESIR #OnlyWithOne #CoralGables #LuxuryHome

13150 SW 75th Ave, Pinecrest


Nestled between lush of foliage and palms, 13150 SW 75th Ave in Pinecrest boasts 5 spacious bedrooms impeccably designed with luxury finishes throughout. Listing price: $1,399,990. Listed by @mitbbhuta #InstaTakeover #ONESIR #OnlyWithOne #Pinecrest #LuxuryHome

 2980 Paddock Road, Weston


2980 Paddock Road in Weston has an impressive grand foyer, a gourmet kitchen, home theatre, billiard room, and a walk-in humidor with cigar & poker room. This home is definitely one for the books! Listing price: $4,000,000. Listed by @benwestby #InstaTakeover #ONESIR #OnlyWithOne #Weston #LuxuryHome

Aqualina – 7875 Collins Ave., Unit 706


Residence #706 in Aqualina is an exquisite beachfront corner unit with extended balconies and unbelievable views. If you’re looking for a resort lifestyle, this is idea the ideal home for you. Listed price:  $4,200,000.  #InstaTakeover #ONESIR #OnlyWithOne #Aqualina #LuxuryHome

800 Diplomat Pkwy, Hallandale


This Mediterranean masterpiece features 7,404 sq. ft. of interior living space more than 150 Sq. Ft of waterfront and ocean access.  Listing price: $2,850,000. Listed by @lindag.properties  #InstaTakeover #ONESIR #OnlyWithOne #Hallandale #LuxuryHome

Segovia Tower / 600 Coral Way, Unit Penthouse & 15, Coral Gables


If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a sky-high residence with amazing views, this is your chance. This three-story penthouse has a breathtaking Mediterranean design with luxury amenities that include a wine cellar, library, billiard room, and much more. Listing price: $10,499,000. Listed by @Saddy_Luxury_Homes and Lourdes Alatriste. Thanks so much for joining us today, we hope you enjoyed our tour! #InstaTakeover #ONESIR #OnlyWithOne #CoralGables #LuxuryHome

Newport’s Historic Swanhurst Carriage House – SOLD!

NEWPORT, R.I — Newport’s historic Swanhurst Carriage House, built in 1851 at 447 Bellevue Avenue, has been sold for $3,271,000.bellevue447-rr-8

The recorded sale of this historic and stunning residence took place on August 26thGustave White Sotheby’s International Realty’s sales associate Kate Greenman represented the seller during this transaction.

The historic stone carriage house has 4,550 square feet of exquisitely designed living space, beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds surrounding a Gunite pool and separate guest cottage.

The carriage house was once part of the Swanhurst estate, which included a manor house at 443 Bellevue Ave.
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